Moonlight Mystery Slots

Moonlight-MysteryThough it doesn’t say it outright, Moonlight Mystery is a Sherlock Holmes themed game, with all the major characters from the books being present on its reels as well. It doesn’t mention them by name, rather by occupation, but they’re all there, from Sherlock (turned from detective to inspector), to the Doctor (Watson), The Professor (Moriarty), or the Constable, to name only half of the characters from this wonderful murder mystery. Sporting the words “Who Dunn It?” under the logo, the game invites you to figure out who is the murderer and in the process you might make some good money as well.

During each spin of its 5 reels, Moonlight Mystery gives you 15 lines/chances to form a combination. It was designed by Rival Gaming and it includes expanding wilds, multipliers, free spins and scatter symbols with bonus games to trigger. You get paid up to $10,000 by the game, provided that you had the right combo of five symbols.

Features of Moonlight Mystery

You’re going to get access to wild symbols (turning to expanded wilds during free spins), to scatters, free spins, bonus games and multipliers. It’s not a bad collection of symbols and features, so I’m sure you will be satisfied with this part of the game.

The Bottle of Poison would be the wild symbol, and it’s not that hard to recognize since it’s the only one with a skull with crossbones on it. During the base game, this is a regular wild, simply substituting for any other symbol that would benefit from it, if it’s on the correct payline to do anything about it. If the wild participates to a combo with multiple symbols, each one brings along a 1x multiplier, so with two wilds you would double the payout, while three would triple it and four would quadruple the amount.

Free Games Feature

The Lantern symbol is responsible for the activation of the 10 free spins offered by the game. The presence of the scattered Lanterns is needed on at least three positions during the same spin.

You get expanding wilds for the duration, instead of the regular wilds. The multipliers are at 2x for one wild, 3x for two and 4x for three wilds.

Who Dunn It?

The Body Outline is another symbol with scatter abilities, only its reward for you is a bonus game. 3+ symbols will be enough for it to start up. You pick the crime scene, the weapon that was used and the main suspect. The closer you are, the better bonuses are offered for your choices.

Betting options and jackpots

A $75 maximum bet is possible in Moonlight Mystery, the minimum value being at just $0.01. The lowest wager is also the smallest denomination of a single coin, while the highest one uses 75 coins, 5 of them for each line. The largest denomination is at $1, making the line bet be worth $5.

The slot’s biggest payout is going to be at 2,000x the line bet, or up to $10,000 (10,000 coins).

Design and symbols

I think you will find Moonlight Mystery to be a good looking slot machine, with the style of drawing that was used for the characters not being terribly attractive, but managing to contribute to the 19th century atmosphere that a Sherlock Holmes game should have. All the regular symbols are characters, which are either investigating the murder, or are suspects. The feature symbols show crime or investigation related symbols.

Symbols: Magnifier Glass (2,000x), Poison Bottle (wild), Lantern (scatter), Body Outline (bonus), The Inspector (1,000x), The Doctor (750x), The Constable (500x), The Professor (200x), Col. Dunnit (100x), Lady Dunnit (75x), The Maid (50x) and The Butler (40x).


Is It Worth Playing?

For someone that enjoys a good murder mystery, Moonlight Mystery is the kind of game you shouldn’t be missing. Its Sherlock Holmes inspired story should be a good enough reason, the features also being quite fun to play through.

You will find Moonlight Mystery at any online casino which chooses to use software from Rival, playable either for free or for real money.